November 1


China is harnessing brain-wave trackers and artificial-intelligence to raise better (and more compliant?) students

By Peter Julian

The adoption of this technology is to help understand brain waves of students while in the classroom. This will be helpful for some teachers, but for students it is something they don’t care to have. Harnessing the brain waves of students sounds like something out of this world, but it is actually happening to study mental health better and mental illnesses better as well. This is one way to unleash the barrier that prevents people from understanding mental illness better.

Key Takeaways:

  • A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers.
  • While many parents and teachers see them as tools to improve grades, they’ve become some children’s worst nightmare.
  • A new report proposes a framework to address privacy, trust and governance issues in the use of technologies for mental healthcare.

“The Council urges governments, policy-makers, business leaders and practitioners to address the barriers keeping effective treatments from those who need them, which include ethical considerations and a lack of evidence-based research. The report outlines eight actions that will enable technology to ethically address mental ill-health at scale.”

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